A police cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.
A police cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

A motorist was killed Wednesday when he apparently lost control of his pickup truck and plowed into a Riverside motel.

The victim, whose identity was not immediately confirmed, was fatally injured shortly after 6 a.m. at 9878 Magnolia Avenue.

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According to Riverside Police Sgt. Ben Shafer, the man was going westbound in his Ford F-150 pickup when he suddenly veered across the center median into eastbound lanes, then crashed into the Simply Inn & Suites at the intersection of Magnolia and Harrison Street.

The pickup apparently struck an office, not any of the rooms. No one in the building was injured.

The motorist was taken to Parkview Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The crash remains under investigation.

–City News Service

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